Monday, September 9, 2013
I'm writing from Maine to tell you the craziest, and I mean craziest story! I arrived at my sweet little rented house on Saturday evening and regretted the trip almost immediately. The house and surrounding area are wonderful but 1. I'm way too social to sit in a house by myself for seven days and 2. I'm scared! It's dark and I'm in the middle of nowhere with no friends/neighbors in sight! Every time the wind blows I am certain it's a serial killer waiting to cut me in half. I swear, this has the makings of an episode of Criminal Minds! So you can imagine how terrified I was when there was a knock on my door at 10pm last night. I was certain it was the creepy gas station attendant who gave me directions coming to finish the job (Lesson 1: Don't tell local creeps that you're traveling alone and can't find your isolated little house in the woods!). I pictured the house swarming with police, judging me for the three newly purchased LL Bean Boat and Totes (You can never have too many!) and stack of unread Town & Country magazines. The victim was just another city girl in search of Happily Ever After with a handsome, wholesome nature-loving boy! What a shame!
So anyway, I pressed my ear to the door, my heart literally beating out of my chest, cursing Maine for its dodgy cell service. And then, he spoke! "Hey O, it's me!" (Murderers never identify themselves by name!). It took me a second to place the voice and then I remembered, "they're manufactured to fly many times higher than necessary to avoid material failure." It was Newspaper NATE! Can you believe it?! Don't worry, I still asked a few questions to verify his identity (things only he would know, if you catch my drift! haha) before opening the door. He said he could tell that I was very apprehensive about the trip (and too proud to admit it!) so he decided to surprise me! Isn't that the most darling thing you've ever heard? What I feared would be a lonely week is now going to be génial!
Ok les filles, must run! The handsome, wholesome nature-loving boy just woke up and I believe hiking (yes, Rose, a hike!) is on the agenda today! At this rate, I may never come home!
Posted by Ophelia